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Subject: Videos: Is the Researcher Human? & Linked Data for Humanities
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 12:10:45 -0400
Two new videos from CNI’s spring membership meeting have been posted:

-Is the Researcher Human? Is the Librarian? Bots, Conversational User Interfaces, and Virtual Research Assistants, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (UIUC), Jason Griffey (Harvard)), Emily King (College of Southern Nevada), Michael Schofield (LibUX)
Information seeking, retrieval, analysis, and decision-making are often discussed as human activities; however, increasingly humans rely on automation, technology surrogates, and artificial intelligence for these activities. Bots and conversational user interfaces are beginning to emerge as service surrogates in libraries. As these trends grow, libraries and information providers face questions that will change practices while potentially expanding opportunities for services. This video explores the implications of these emerging technologies and their applications for libraries and information providers.

-A Linked Data Approach for Humanities Data, Sayeed Choudhury (Johns Hopkins University) & Jaap Geraerts (University College London)
The Archaeology of Reading team returns to CNI to discuss the use of linked data models and protocols to connect the various data in their innovative digital research environment, developed to research the reading practices of two prominent sixteenth century scholars. In this video, they describe the use of linked data models and protocols to connect data, facilitating study of the scholars’ pathways through content, and they explain how the systematic progression of supporting increasingly complex scholarly use cases represents an important exemplar for levering extensible, common infrastructure across a diverse range of humanities data.

Also from this meeting, released previously:

-To the Rescue of the Orphans of Scholarly Communication, Herbert Van de Sompel and Martin Klein (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael L. Nelson (Old Dominion University) 

-Collaborating to Digitize Paleontological Collections at the University of Wyoming, Chad Hutchens, University of Wyoming

-Virtual Reality in the Trenches: Addressing the Preservation Challenges of Virtual Reality for Scholarship, Zack Lischer-Katz and Matt Cook, University of Oklahoma

-Online Scientific Reference Sample Collections and Shared Linked Data for Heritage Science and Related Disciplines, Fenella France, Library of Congress

-From Theory to Practice: Leading the Way with Learning Data Principles, Jenn Stringer, University of California at Berkeley

-Protect Researcher Privacy in the Surveillance Era, Sam Kome, Claremont Colleges

-Advancing Accessibility through Libraries, Laura Wood (Tufts), Joseph (Jody) Combs (ARL/Vanderbilt), Beth Sandore Namachchivaya (UIUC) 

-A CAVEkiosk in the Library: The At-Risk Cultural Heritage and the Digital Humanities UC Catalyst Grant, Declan Fleming (UCSD)

-Building Data Refuge: From Bucket Brigade to Sustainable Action, Panelists from U. Penn, Georgetown, Temple, U. Michigan

-The Role of Academic Libraries in an Era of Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Information Overload, Donald A. Barclay (University of California, Merced)

-Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2016, Roger C. Schonfeld (Ithaka S+R)

-Data Integrity for Librarians, Archivists, and Criminals: What We Can Steal from Bitcoin, BitTorrent, and Usenet, Jeffrey Spies (Center for Open Science)

-Institutional Repository Strategies: What We Learned at the Executive Roundtables, Clifford Lynch (CNI)

-Fresh Perspectives on the Future of University-Based Publishing, Amy Brand (The MIT Press)
-What Today’s Students Have Taught Us, Alison J. Head (Project Information Literacy)

Look for more announcements soon of other video offerings from the spring 2017 CNI meeting ( To see all videos produced by CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo (

Diane Goldenberg-Hart
Communications Coordinator | CNI
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